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tv   America Tonight  Al Jazeera  December 27, 2013 12:00am-1:01am EST

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>> welcome to al jazeera, i'm tony harris, here is a look at top stories. president obama signed a bipartisan budget deal while vag vacationing in hawaii. and a defense bill paving the way for somehow sexual assault is handled in the military. >> warren winestein is seen in a new video plating for the u.s. government to negotiate with his captors. >> trapped in antarctic waters. help is on the way for customers
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on a ship caught on the ice. one of the professors said they heard from a chinese ice-breaking vessel en route to free theirship. >> a russian investigation concluded there was no poisoning. earlier evidence was found of a lathal substance polonium had his remains. a committee is studying the reports. those are the headlines. for the latest head to the website "america tonight" is next. have a good evening.
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>> start with one issue ad guests on all sides of the debate. and a host willing to ask the tough questions and you'll get... the inside story ray suarez hosts inside story weekdays at 5pm et / 2pm pt only on al jazeera america was -- prince william was dating kate middleton. >> ross shimabuku is here with sport. >> dennis rodman is in north korea to train basketball players for an upcoming player. he wants everyone to know he's not a joke. this is the same guy who dressed
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up in a wedding gown and will rite a book with his bff, kim jong un. the 52-year-old rodman, who never shies away from the spotlight arrived in north korea
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world famous artistfor a paints a picture on an building you own. the work in question is one bandaged heart, and the artist is a guy called banksy. >> if you have ever wondered how the other half lives, pay a visit to miami art week. like swallows return to cap van noy, each december the beautiful people make their way to miami, for a few days of chardonnay sipping and paparazzi posing. and oh, by the way, you can see some pretty cool art here too. but the star of this year's show at least judging from the security
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arrangements isn't sidney crawford, it is this 6,000-pound slab of concrete and brick, attributed to the graffiti artist banksy. it is a very well known british street artist. and he started out with small pieces in europe. and he has become very hot. and in eight years he went from a few hundred pounds to selling 1,000,008 pieces. in this case that's pounds as in british money. >> it used to be all the works were destroyed immediately, people are catching on that hey, we got something here. a big part of the mystique is that you never know where in the world he will turn up. in cities across the globe, he has left a trail of graffiti art. usually done jumped cover of darkness, this fall he chose to bless the neighborhood of brooklyn,
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this simple image became a overnight sensation, with people lining up around the block for a moment of commune common, but then almost as quickly as it came it disappeared angering many. to move a canvass you need some bubble wrap and a car. to movie work, you first have to drill 25 holes around it and put steel bars in it. put a medal frame on the back. get off kinds of forklifts, put it on a truck, without the truck breaking down. take it town the road. i didn't sleep for three days until it was done. >> it is estimated that brooklyn bandaged heart will fetch several hundred thousand dollars. but the owner of the building that's kind of like it hing the lottery. his plan seems to be working. >> i think that it's
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amazing. and it is something that proves that art is everywhere. >> he is a genius. >> for some reason this resonates with me, because it seems to reflect on the daily struggles that we all kind have in our own way. >> of course we wouldn't be doing our duty if we didn't bring you the other side of the city, so we sent america tonight producer back to red hook. a place where one doesn't meet quite as many super models. >> do you know where the banksy installation was. >> i have no idea. >> do you know banksy? >> no. >> excuse me, sir, do you happen to know where the banksy masterpiece was. >> yes, one block over. >> cool, thank you. >> down here, take a right. >> cool, thanks. >> soon his crew found the location where it once stood. >> i don't think they should have taken it out of the building, i don't think they should have removed it, i think they should have just left it there.
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>> this man true to his brooklyn roots summed up the local sentiments best. >> red hook is become an arts destination of its own, once blue collar it is more blue collar chic, walk the streets and you will see all kinds of murals it is just that people here have different quiteds than those in miami, about just what constitutes ratter. >> i think the thing with people that buy pieces of street art like this, for a lot of money are the same people that buy fancy cars and they don't know how to drive them. they just don't get it. >> in red hook there was one guy who wasn't all that impressed by banksy, his name is michael anglo. seriously. michael anglo. >> it wasn't that big of a promotion to me. >> when you are michael anglo, it is probably hard to get excited about a piece of graffiti, but in miami, chris arnold offered us his theory
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when he chose to paint a red balloon on the side of a building when he knew it would be removed. besides creating street art, he also selled officially sanction pieces at auction. >> he came to new york, and spent the hospital of october creating street pieces. crazy gallery people like us, take it down and show it and he gets all this p.r. his official pieces. have a spike in value it's the process of the publicity, behind this series of street work, that drives his auction prices up. >> so perhaps out there somewhere, if you listen hard enough, you can hear banksy, laughing all the way to the bank. and that's it for us, come back we will have more of america tonight tomorrow. check check check
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>> welcome back to al jazeera america. i'm thomas drayton with a look at the top stories. >> the u.s. is sending military aid to iraq to help them fight al qaeda. they are targetting forces in the anwar province. 18 troops were killed in an ambush on saturday. african leaders are in south sudan negotiating an end to the violence that gripped the country for two weeks. 1,000 people have died in the fighting. the u.n. is sending in peacekeeping troops and equipment. a russian investigation found no trace of poisoning in the death of palestine leader yasser arafat. >> experts found


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